21 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 688
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
THREE PARIS COFFEE-CANS AND SAUCERS AND A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) TEACUP AND SAUCER
IRON-RED STENCILED CROWNED A MARK FOR THE QUEEN'S FACTORY TO ONE SAUCER, FOR NAST TO ANOTHER OTHER, CROWNED BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS pp FOR 1793 AND AN UNIDENTIFIED PAINTER'S MARK TO THE SEVRES CUP AND SAUCER, THE FOURTH UNMARKED
The Nast example with stiff leaf-tips on a blue ground and with scatteredpink feathers, green dots and gilt leaves; the Queen's factory coffee-can and saucer painted with pink roses within gilt foliate medallions alternating with cornflowers, the Sèvres teacup and saucer in the Salembier style with concentric bands of classical urns suspending floral garlands and purple scrolling berried vines on a robin's egg blue ground; the unmarked example with Cupid reclining on a rock in a landscape vignette, billing doves in flight above a burning brazier (8)
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This lot is offered without reserve.
With J.R. Kidson, Leeds. (the Sèvres teacup and saucer).
With Frances Forest, Sandoval, Illinois (all four).
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